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One and Done

April 18, 2014
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So much has been discussed by the “one and done” policy of the NCAA basketball programs.  By this we mean an athlete can complete just one year of college basketball and then turn pro.  Most people feel that the NCAA needs to initiate a policy like they have in baseball which requires a player...

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More Hall of Fame

April 17, 2014
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In yesterday’s article I talked about 4 members of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, and today I will recall some tidbits about the other 4 members of the class. Gerald Freyer, son of inductee Donald Freyer, accepted the award for his dad.  Donald was a 1940 graduate of Sunman High School and a...

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Hall of Fame

April 16, 2014
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This years Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame banquet was held Saturday night at the Middle School Commons in Batesville.  There were 140 guests to welcome in the latest inductees.  Some interesting highlights of the acceptance speeches include David Bradshaw, long-time baseball and basketball coach at Jac-Cen-Del, who reminisced about his encounters with Randy...

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Bowman Academy

April 15, 2014
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Bowman Academy was Greensburg’s opponent this year in the 3A basketball championship.  Since their inception, they have won championships in the 1A and 2A classes.  Because of their consistent finishes in the state tournament, they are now in class 3A.  Even without winning the state this year, they could be pushed up to 4A next...

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Fair or Not?

April 14, 2014
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You have heard a lot of discussion on whether Greensburg will have to move up to 4A in basketball next year.  According to the latest information I have, they will not!  I will try to explain their situation in the simplest terms I can. Greensburg did win back to back state titles, but according...

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2013 Top Attendance

April 11, 2014
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Yesterday we talked about the top pro franchises in the world.  Today I will show those sports with the top attendance figures.  Heading the list is MLB.  There were 2,426 baseball games with an average attendance of 30, 504 which tops out at 74,000,000 paid fans.  Second in this list is another baseball group–the...

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Pro Franchises

April 10, 2014
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I decided to look up the top professional franchises in the world.  I was not surprised when the number 1 franchise was listed as the New York Yankees.  They have had 27 World Series Championships.  No one else in baseball is even close.  The second most popular franchise won’t surprise soccer fans.  It is...

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Track Aids

April 9, 2014
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It used to be that the only thing a kid had to improve his track performance was a starting block.  On the old cinder tracks they were heavy metal devices with spikes that stuck into the cinders.   Today these starting blocks are aluminum with very tiny spikes and the block is easy to adjusted to each...

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Remembering Roy!!

April 8, 2014
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As a follow up to yesterday’s article on Larry Sintz who is being inducted into the Indiana Refereeing Hall of Fame, memories of a fellow Hall of Famer came to mind.  I am speaking of Roy Gardner of Batesville who was inducted many years ago for his outstanding career in refereeing.  Before Roy’s untimely...

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Larry Sintz

April 7, 2014
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I just received word that Larry Sintz of Brookville will be inducted into the Indiana Refereeing Hall of Fame this summer.  Larry has been a referee for most of his adult life.  His tourney resume for both boys and girls numbers over 100 tourney games officiated.  Larry was one of those referees who was...

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